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A guide to taking a patient’s history

05 December 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article outlines the process of taking a history from a patient, including preparing the environment, communication skills and the importance of order. The...

Giant faecoloma in young children: a case study

10 February 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article explains why emergency nurse practitioners and their primary care colleagues should not be complacent about the ease with which apparently common...

Treating knee pain: history taking and accurate diagnoses

09 July 2010

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Prompt and effective diagnosis and treatment for common knee problems depend on practitioners’ ability to distinguish between traumatic and inflammatory knee...

Patient assessment:effective consultation and history taking

07 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article explores patient consultation with specific reference to the Calgary-Cambridge consultation guide. It provides an overview of history taking and...

Patient assessment: effective consultation and history taking

02 October 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article explores patient consultation with specific reference to the Calgary-Cambridge consultation guide. It provides an overview of history taking and...

The limping child: an unusual finding of fracture to the fibula

10 May 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

The limping child is a common presentation to emergency and other unscheduled care facilities with many potential diagnoses that are often age specific. This article...

Better communication in the emergency department

10 May 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Background The emergency nurse practitioner (ENP) role has evolved since the 1980s, when it was introduced into emergency departments (EDs) in the UK (Tye 1997)....

Taking a patient history: the role of the nurse

21 February 2012

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

History taking is a key component of patient assessment, enabling the delivery of high-quality care. Understanding the complexity and processes involved in history...

Taking a patient history: the role of the nurse

15 February 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

History taking is a key component of patient assessment, enabling the delivery of high-quality care. Understanding the complexity and processes involved in history...

Care of patients with minor injuries

25 January 2012

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Patients presenting with minor injuries are treated in a variety of healthcare settings and are often assessed by nurses. This article provides an overview of the...